Monday, June 15, 2009

Sudanese Posse

Franco Majok came to speak to our English classes today about his experiences as a Lost Boy of Sudan in conjunction with our reading of What is the What. Our posse of fundraisers was able to present Mr. Majok with a donation to help rebuild schools in Wunlang, Southern Sudan. Great work, guys.

Think about what Franco said: he owes his life to education. His education allowed him to read signs and maps in order to escape the war. While we all never hope to live through such circumstances, perhaps we could all learn as if our lives depended on it.


Lisa Deeley Smith said...

I'm one of the directors of Village Help for South Sudan, and it's an honor to work with Franco. After spending some in Africa, and seeing teenagers with third-grade educations, and women my age with no education at all, I'll never take school for granted again.

If you'd like to keep up with what Franco's doing, check out We have several new projects, each with its own blog.

Lisa Deeley Smith said...

My goodness, I forgot to thank you for your generous donation. We do appreciate it.